One of the staples of the long and storied history of baseball on television is the “postgame show,” and none was more beloved than Kiner’s Korner. From the early 1960s into the 1990s, Hall of Famer and iconic broadcaster Ralph Kiner hosted the show that brought players into the homes of fans across the nation.
From the host, to the set, to the guests, to the stories amassed over more than thirty-two years on the air, Down on the Korner takes the reader behind the scenes. Authors Mark Rosenman and Howie Karpin gather insight from baseball greats like Ed Charles, Ron Darling, Pete Falcone, “Doc” Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Tim Harkness, Ron Hunt, Howard Johnson, Darryl Strawberry, Bobby Valentine, and many more. People who worked behind the scenes provide memorable moments of their ownlike the time producer Jack Simon joined Jerry Koosman to play a practical joke on Hall of Famer and legendary Met Tom Seaver.
Throughout his career as a player and broadcaster, Ralph Kiner was adored by millions of fans. His postgame show only strengthened that bond. Down on the Korner will give readers a wonderful ride down sports’ memory lanean enjoyable journey for any baseball enthusiast.
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About the Author
Mark Rosenman has been covering sports since 1979, as an on-air talk show host on Cablevision, WGLI, and WGBB. He is currently the host and producer of Sports-Talk-NY on WLIE 540 AM. He is credentialed with the National Hockey League and covers both the Islanders and Rangers, and is credentialed with Major League Baseball and covers the New York Mets. He lives in Commack, New York.
Howie Karpin has been a sports reporter for more than thirty years and has covered everything from the World Series to the Stanley Cup finals. He is an accredited official scorer for Major League Baseball in New York and is a contributor to Mad Dog Sports Radio, MLB Radio, and NFL Radio. With Mark Rosenman, he is coauthor of Shoot to Thrill: The History of Hockey’s Shootout. He lives in the Bronx, New York.
Table of Contents
Foreword Tim McCarver ix
Chapter 1 "The Mets hired me because they looked at my background with the Pirates and saw That I had losing experience." 1
Chapter 2 "I should've sent Ralph back upstairs." 21
Chapter 3 "Jim, do you want to go on with Ralph Kiner?" And he said 'I'm not going on.'" 33
Chapter 4 "We have as our special guests on the show, obviously, it's Gary Cooper." 45
Chapter 5 "What's your wife's name?" 'Mrs. Coleman and she likes me, bub.'" 55
Chapter 6 "Jamie Lee Curtis threw her arms around Kiner and says 'Daddy!'" 137
Chapter 7 "Well, Mayor, congratulations and I'm glad you're a part of this." 141
Chapter 8 "Well, you're not going to root for the Yankees, and the Giants are gone, they are the best National League team in town." 147